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CAIRO - 21 March 2022: Amazon announced Monday that it will create more than 2,000 good quality, new jobs across its network in Egypt in 2022. This is in addition to over 1,500 jobs that were created when it launched in the country last year. The company is poised to be a catalyst of Egypt’s digital transformation by hiring, reskilling and upskilling its workforce, and empowering them to advance their careers in the digital economy.
Speaking about the range of direct and indirect jobs that Amazon’s investments will create, Omar Elsahy, General Manager, Amazon Egypt, said: “We are creating over forty different types of roles for people with diverse backgrounds, education and skills – from Fulfillment Centre associates, delivery drivers and customer service roles, to positions in marketing, finance, supply chain technology and analytics. We will also launch strategic partnerships to help recruit people of determination, and programs to increase the hiring of women. We believe building a culture that is welcoming and inclusive for all is integral to our success.”
With the increase in customer demand, Amazon will double its delivery capacity in 2022 with new delivery stations to enhance its reach across the country. Located in West Cairo, East Cairo, the port city of Alexandria, and Banha, the expanded network will power the company’s delivery promise of same-day delivery in Cairo and Giza, and next-day delivery across most of the country.
Amazon’s 2022 investments will see its world-class last-mile routing and delivery station technologies brought to Egypt. The company’s advanced capacity management systems, enhanced tracking and global routing solutions will ensure a faster, more reliable and more convenient customer experience. This year's investments also include the opening of a new Customer Service Centre located in Cairo.
"Since the inauguration of our largest Fulfillment Centre in Africa by His Excellency Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly last year, we have been on a path of accelerated growth and will continue to bring best-in-class technology and fulfillment offerings to our customers in Egypt. Our expansion further affirms our commitment to Egypt’s Vision 2030 agenda for a ‘Digital Egypt.’ The new investments in our buildings will provide a marketplace for local small and medium enterprises to scale their businesses online and sell to the world," Elsahy added.
Embedding sustainable business practices across all areas of its operations, Amazon continues to grow responsibly across the country. Its buildings incorporate energy efficiency systems in line with Amazon’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2040. Amazon is on a path to powering its global operations with 100 percent renewable energies by 2025, and is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world.
On Monday, the Amazon network across Egypt includes its Fulfillment Centre in the 10th of Ramadan, with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet, storing millions of items and providing customers with a wide selection of products. This is in addition to 22 delivery stations across cities like Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta, Ismailia, and Assiut, and several established corporate and customer service offices. By the end of 2022, Amazon’s delivery network will reach a footprint of 26 delivery stations in the country.
As Amazon continues to invest in Egypt, the safety and well-being of its employees, customers and partners remain paramount. The company has invested over USD 15 billion in COVID-19 related measures globally, including implementation of more than 150 significant process enhancements globally, from deep cleaning of facilities to processes that allow for effective social distancing, among others.